Teachers Anthea Penfold: Squashed Anthea was born in 1941 in Guildford, Surrey. She spent her entire school life in residential special schools in Sussex and Kent. More fromAnthea PenfoldI Could Have ShoneBird TableEnid BlytonA Craft CurriculumCut Off Here Anthea describes the impact her teacher had on her confidence. https://howwasschool.allfie.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/squashed.mp3TranscriptI just lost confidence. The English teacher was the one who I hated, who was – who came up – who had a very irrational temper and, you know, she just squashed me utterly. Explore more Explore stories by theme or view the timeline of significant events in education for disabled people A selection of other stories... Mashed PotatoHere Christine describes having to eat mashed potato at school. Lacking FriendshipsHere Michelle talks about the lack of opportunity to make friends locally. Relate it to NowHere Raymond talks about how he would like school to be more inclusive.